DNA bill should be finalised as DNA helped detain a repeat rapist

A repeat offender of rape is behind bars after a DNA sample linked him to a rape case from 2017 which occurred in Diepsloot.


The repeat rapist, Mandulo Moyo, was arrested for a second Diepsloot gang rape, just a month after the first incident.


This after the forensic laboratory matched his buccal swab results with the DNA evidence gathered from the previous rape case, said Action Society.


The Randburg Magistrates Court then sentenced Moyo to life imprisonment, Action Society’s Ian Cameron said: “We are hopeful that we will see more rapists and murderers end up in prison because of mandatory buccal samples. It is an example of how the DNA Bill effectively supports justice for victims.”


The Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Act came into effect on 31 January 2022. Section 36D(1) of Section 2 of the Act provides that the South African Police Service must take buccal samples of all offenders arrested and formally charged on a schedule 8 offence.


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